NYPD Investigating Incidents At 2 Brooklyn Synagogues

NEW YORK — Police are looking into two incidents at separate Brooklyn synagogues.

In the first incident, two men took videos and pictures of the Beth Torah synagogue at 1801 Ocean Parkway around 4:15 p.m. Saturday, police said.

A security guard asked them to leave. The security guard wrote down the make and model of the car, as well as the license plate number of the vehicle, which was a blue Honda Accord with a partial license plate number PT96584 (State of Delaware).

About an hour later, a man tried to enter another synagogue at 1061 Ocean Parkway, police said.

Investigators told CBS2 it wasn’t clear if the two incidents are connected. But Assemblyman Dov Hikind, D-Brooklyn, said the same men were involved both times.

Hikind said he met with members of the NYPD on Saturday night in response to the incidents.

“I urge everyone to stay calm but remain cautious,” Hikind said in a news release.

“The NYPD’s anti-terrorism unit is taking this matter very seriously and doing everything that they should in light of a potential threat. If anyone has any information, they are urged to contact the police immediately.”

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